Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th of July Headbands

I decided to be festive and make the girls some headbands for the 4th of July. I got the pattern for the white part of the headband here. And then picked out my own fabrics and added the "flowers". Very easy, and fun!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Princesses and Aliens

Natalie loves to draw. Every day we acquire between 3 and 10 new drawings. They are so cute, I have a hard time parting with any of them. Here is one of Snow White, Cinderella, and two aliens.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Purl Soho

So I'm in love with this blog called The Purl Bee, and I just HAD to go visit their new shop in Soho while I was in New York, "Purl Soho". I think I have a new favorite quilt shop. I bought some fabric to make skirts for the girls, and I can't wait to get started after my sewing machine comes back from being serviced. The cool part is, they have a warehouse in Tustin, and you can call and make an appointment to shop there. I'm so doing that.

Liberty of London fabrics. At $35/yard, an investment, but wouldn't these make the prettiest dresses?

I could browse these books for hours. So many cool projects!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Don't You Love It When...

this happens? So sweet. And peace and quiet in the car for a good 20 minutes. Ahhhh.

Friday, June 18, 2010

This Crazy Girl

Is being potty trained. Yikes! So far: 3 accidents, lots of sitting on the potty, no successes on the potty. She just can't seem to figure it out quite yet. We'll get there (hopefully sooner rather than later).

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Poolside Baby Shower

My good friends and I threw a baby shower for our friend, Melissa. Melissa has two boys and this baby is a girl, so we were so excited to throw her a girly shower. And on top of that, she is one of the sweetest girls you'll ever meet, we wanted to make it a special night for her and let her know how much we appreciate her friendship. We decided on a red and yellow theme, and used a favorite poolside location in our neighborhood. It was a really fun evening, and we're so excited to welcome Missy's baby girl (hopefully soon ;)...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

30 Rock

After a little shopping on 5th Avenue, my Mom and I ran into Rockefeller Center. Very cool. We decided to visit "Top of the Rock" to get a view of Manhattan, it was awesome! I highly recommend it if you're visiting the Big Apple.

Down below, where the ice skating rink is (during Winter), right now there are a bunch of restaurants, and we had lunch there, which was very nice.

View from the plaza, Rockefeller Center was actually built during the Depression and was considered a very risky project.

Up at the top!

The Chrysler building, which we mistook for the Empire State Building, but were later corrected on a night tour of the city. :)

The view looking down, isn't that cool? (The big building in the distance is the Empire State Building).

The view on the other side-Central Park. It's so huge!! I believe I heard it was almost 900 acres!

It was a hot day, so I thought it was cool that you could see all the sunbathers (look closely) on this bit of Central Park.

Inside "Top of the Rock"

And finally, the Empire State Building, good thing I took a picture even though I didn't realize what it was!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

We're back!

Got back last night at 12:45 AM, what a trip! New York did not disappoint, we had a wonderful time, just me and my Mom.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I'll Miss These Three...

When I'm walking around Central Park in New York City this weekend. Love and kisses, see you soon!